BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 742          Total No. of Sites: 49
Survey/Project Name: Spring Creek Grassland Flora and Fauna
Abstract: The objectives of the Spring Creek field survey were to identify vegetation communities, record the most intact examples and document their species composition as well as record the locations of species of particular interest and other features. The other main objective was to map the extent of different vegetation types and their condition. Assessment of plant and habitat biodiversity was based on field work in April and June 2011. Modified vegetation survey datasheets, rapid assessment datasheets, vegetation boundaries and photo locations were recorded in the field at GPS points. One hundred and eleven plant species were recorded during the survey of which 77 are indigenous. Eight species rated at the state level.
 
Start Date: 01/03/2011      End Date: 31/12/2011
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: The property is on Twin Creek Road in the Bagot Well area (east of Kapunda) and consists of rolling, grassy hills intersected by a number of seasonally flowing waterways
Objectives
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: Flora species list for the Property collected in a way that allows for download / entry into the Biological Databases of South Australia (BDBSA). It is preferable that the species list is collected so that species are linked to a particular vegetation community and collected within 100m of the co-ordinates recorded for the point . Broad mapping of plant communities showing differentiation of areas of tussock (Graminoid) grassland versus Lomandra Iron-grass dominated grassland. Mapping of vegetation and site condition in relation to Vegetation community composition and structure, dominant species, soil cryptogam (crust) assessment. Consideration should be given to condition in relation to the location of fence lines and watering points. Mapping to be captured in shapefile format compatible with ESRI s ArcMap software (discuss with DENR staff if need access to software etc.). Provide a report to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) including the methods, vegetation / condition maps, discussion of the condition of the native grasslands over the property and photographs of representative sites.
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Baseline Survey of flora and/or fauna - Standard Biol Survey of SA survey methodology not used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Adelaide) - Blackhill Office